MSc Data Science - Health Pathway

Lancaster University's Data Science Health Pathway provides students with a unique opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to make a difference to the future of Healthcare.

The Health Pathway has been developed in co-operation with the NHS and partners from the Health and Pharmaceutical Industries. This pathway is intended for students seeking a career in Health Informatics, Clinical Trial Management, or Health Data Analysis.

We have developed extensive links with external organisations who are well-placed to provide students with the expertise and experience necessary for a good start to their careers in Health Data Science. 

Students will have the opportunity to hear lectures from our health partners, attend site visits and apply for funded placement projects within the NHS and Health Industries. Our students have been able to perform placement projects at Unilever, AstraZeneca and in 8 different areas of the NHS. The placement projects have allowed students to appreciate the application of data science to heathcare management, clinical trials and the development of new treatments.

Students on the Health Pathway are eligible to apply for funding from the 'Connected Health Cities' project with a current value of £3,750. Please see the pathway brochure for more details: Data-Science-MSc-Health-Pathway-2016

The Health Pathway is an optional route within the MSc Data Science Statistical Inference Specialism and consists of the following core modules:

  • Data Science Fundamentals
  • Programming for Data Science
  • Data Mining
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Likelihood Inference

Students then select from the following elective modules:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Genomics: Technologies and Data Analyses
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Survival Analysis
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis

The contents of this pathway have been chosen to provide students with the skills necessary to suceed in Health Data Science.

For further information please contact Dr Deborah Costain.